ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 DQ-FIE Savusavu Airport (SVU)
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Date:Thursday 21 April 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Sun Air Pacific
Registration: DQ-FIE
MSN: 660
First flight: 1979-12-20 (25 years 4 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Savusavu Airport (SVU) (   Fiji)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nadi International Airport (NAN/NFFN), Fiji
Destination airport:Savusavu Airport (SVU/NFNS), Fiji
A DHC-6 Twin Otter, DQ-FIE, suffered a runway excursion after losing directional control on landing. The aircraft collided with a stationary Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante (DQ-AFP) that was boarding passengers on the tarmac. Both aicraft suffered extensive damage.

Runway excursion

» In the High Court of Fiji at Lautoka civil jurisdiction - HBC No.250 of 2008
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Distance from Nadi International Airport to Savusavu Airport as the crow flies is 227 km (142 miles).

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